2 Feb 2021
Restaurant chairs have seen a move from minimalist, Scandinavian designs to softer, cozier options encouraging people to settle in and stay a while with their loved ones. It’s about maximizing the real-life experience and creating a unique space.
While upholstered furniture may be a bit harder to keep clean than solid surfaces, fabric creates a cozier, warmer atmosphere, encouraging guests to sit back and indulge. Comfy chairs make restaurant interiors feel more snug and high-end. And as an added bonus, all this extra fabric has helped with sound dampening, limiting echo's and dining room noise.
Modern restaurants often like to keep their options open. They want to be available for private parties, large-scale events, and possible changes in service style. That can be difficult to do when your restaurant seating is all un-movable booths! Combinations of traditional dining chairs and softer armchair styles are used to add flexibility to changing events. Mixing chairs and decor styles creates visual interest and unusual spaces. And it’s all about being unique.
This warm, material is as popular as ever. It creates a rustic, one-of-a-kind furniture piece. It’s also strong and sturdy, able to stand up to years of use and abuse. The fexibility of wood also comes with the varying finishes available, Walnut is particularly popular, with its natural variations in colour. It’s a versatile material, able to fit in with other wood species and a variety of metal finishes. To stay modern, dark wood is often paired with bright upholstery and patterns for an unexpected contrast.
Restaurant owners understand that not everyone who comes in wants to sit at a table for a formal meal. Some would like to gather around a high-top with friends, while others may like to lounge on a sofa sipping a cocktail. This has seen an increase in demand for bar chairs and lounge furniture, including leather sofas and chairs.